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Donna M

Childminder in Westcliff On Sea

5 stars

Usually responds within 30 minutes

Female Member since Aug 2016 Last Updated Nov 2021 Last Login 20 Jan 2022

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Key Worker Childcare
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

Full Day Space now available

My name is Donna. I am a fully qualified OFSTED Registered "Good" Network Plus Childminder and a member of the Southend Childminding Network.

I hold the following qualifications; BTEC National Certificate Level 3 in Childhood Studies, NCFE CACHE Level 3 in Preparing to Work in Homebased Childcare (HBCA), CACHE Level 3 Certificate in Childminding Practise. I am also a registered member of PACEY (Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years) and hold a valid Paediatric First Aid Certificate. I am able to take funded places.

I am a mother of three children, having two boys, currently 13 & 21 and a daughter who is 17. Professionally, I have worked with children for over 25 years both as a Nursery Nurse, Nursery Manager and Childminder, stopping only to raise my own children. My previous experience includes being the Nursery Manager at Ridley Studios, Leigh on Sea,

My setting is in a family home with a garden and I very much welcome children into this setting. I live in a fairly large house with plenty of room for play and learning, with an area for messy play and craft work. I enjoy cooking and will provide childcare with a home cooked meal. The kitchen is large enough to enjoy plenty of cooking sessions. I also enjoy gardening and grow some of my own fruit which children love to help with.

I live near Chalkwell Park which I walk through everyday. I am within walking distance of Chalkwell Beach giving children plenty of scope for outdoor learning activities.

Having lived in Westcliff for nearly 30 years I am familiar with all the local Mother & Toddler Groups, soft play areas as well as other child centred activities such as story and music time in Westcliff library which is nearby and I regularly attend enabling children to be involved in extensive learning.

As well as my three children I also live with my husband who is fully DBS checked and on the update register, and a small dog who is extremely child friendly and helps very much towards promoting good values and a healthy attitude towards animals. In my garden we have a small raised pond which is covered for safety reasons and helps towards exploring nature being a haven for frogs, dragon flies, fish and the occasional visiting birds.

My ethos is to provide a warm, welcoming and enabling environment in a home from home setting. I work in partnership with parents to ensure that each unique child is given the opportunity and experiences to reach their full potential.

My Experience

I first started working with children at an early age and have worked in various nurseries throughout the area, including Ridley Studio where I was the Nursery Manager & Imperial Nursery. I also child minded for a few years before raising my own children. Having gained over 25 years worth of experience, I have worked with children of a variety of ages, from various social & economical backgrounds as well as different cultural backgrounds.

Having had three children of my own I am also well versed in newborn care

My Qualifications

BTEC National Certificate Childhood Studies
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Preparing to Work in Home Bases Childcare covering EYFS
CACHE Level 3 Child minding Practise
Paediatric First Aid Certificate
Basic Safe Guarding Awareness Level 1 & 2

My Availability

I am available 5 days a week, Monday to Friday, between 7am and 6pm, for 52 weeks of each year, except for annual holidays.

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Evening no no no no no no no
Overnight no no no no no no no
Last Updated: 28/01/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £6.00 per hour

I charge £6.00 per hour, this includes breakfast, lunch and a home cooked dinner,

Further details on enquiry

I am able to offer funded places.

My Local Schools

My Ofsted Inspections

The inspection grades below have been obtained from the Ofsted website based upon the registration number the childminder has provided to us. You should verify this information yourself prior to using the childminder.

Ofsted Good Provider Logo
12 September 2018

My Documents


Below are the latest reviews for Donna M. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

Donna has child minded our son from a young age and we have found her an excellent child carer. We have always found her service to be very professional and her attention to our son without fault. He was always kept interested, occupied with happy play and educational needs and he loved going to her home.

Very friendly, reliable and flexible when we've been held up at times so would definitely highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

by Avatar for CJ1973 CJ1973 about Avatar for Donna M Donna M on 26/09/2016

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